This post is for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, the theme for this week is “Liquid”share a photo of liquid in whatever state, shape, or color you happen to capture it in. You can go as big as the ocean or as small as a teardrop, as clear as vodka or as opaque as milk.
Here is mine, I love the reflection of the water and the lighting in this Japanese pond enlivened by the beautiful and colorful Koi fishes. I took this photo awhile ago and it also inspired me to create one of my watercolor paintings with the title “Girl With Koi” available as Limited Edition Signed Print on my Etsy Shop.
The month of July has been fantastic with the participation to The World Watercolor Month! I am pleased that I’ve created a beautiful series of paintings now available in Limited Edition Prints! This month of August is going to be very interesting, because I am participating to another great Challenge hosted on Instagram by my friend from Norway artist Natali K Haugane aka @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA this Challenge is about painting with “Coffee” interesting isn’t it?
This Challenge has weekly themes Natali said that she chose that because there is more time to get used to paint with your coffee or tea if you would like to try that out. And I personally like that because there is also more time during the week for other type of paintings. I will create one coffee painting at week following the 4 weeks themes, you can see them listed on the challenge flyer. I will post my painting during the weekends here on the Blog and on Instagram @carolinarussoart. I find it really cool and I always had fun to paint with “Nature Colors” I did paint with coffee in the past and I have experimented with fruit and pigmented spices. If you are on Instagram and you like to participate to the challenge post your coffee painting at the end of each week using the hashtag #natscoffeechallenge it would be fun!
If you paint with watercolors #worldwatercolorgroup isn’t much different to paint with coffee, if you never tried and would like to learn how and give it a try, my friend artist Magny Tjelta made a post on her Blog and a lovely video tutorial! I will link it here: Learn Basic Coffee Painting I suggest you to watch it! 😉
You can paint beautiful things with coffee! I will try to adapt it to my signature style! If you don’t have an Instagram account and you don’t want one, you can still join me here on my Blog, link your weekly post with your coffee painting to me so that I can see it!
Have a fantastic month creating with coffee you would be amazed to see what you can do with it!
Be creative and inspired!
Time after time I like to look back at my old watercolor paintings. I like to see how much my art change and my skills grow during the years! Recently I came across this painting that I made in 2013 around this time of the year. It is almost four years ago and I like to re-share it with you all. This painting is very dear to me because is a view of “Venice” Venezia in Italian, it is one beautiful city in Italy, my native country! It is a view of Venice that I just painted out of my visual memory without any photo reference. It is a loose watercolor, I remember I was practicing the loose technique so hard to master! I know there is a lot that I could’ve done better, it was a fast painting and somehow, I am pleased with how this painting turned out! I think I was able to capture the feeling and essence of Venice. If you have been to Venice then maybe you recognize this view. I wasn’t born in Venice it’s not my hometown. I was born in Naples another beautiful city on the sea. That’s why I love the ocean so much and I love to paint water, there is something about water that it is so inspiring to me in many ways, artistically and not. I like the reflections and the colors. I often base my palette on the beautiful range of colors of the sea. The sea and the ocean are very often captured also in my photography!
Details about Watercolor: I used French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle and I painted on a Canson watercolor paper 140 lb cold press.
You can see more of my Paintings visiting my GALLERYthere are several Galleries you find them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.
All my watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints
I hope that you enjoyed this post today and I am sorry to my loyal followers and friends that I am not posting as my usual, my PC still having some problems that need to be fixed and as soon is done I will be back! In the meantime to stay up to date on what I am doing check out and follow me on my Instagram @carolinarussoart check the link on my sidebar! And I like to thank my recent new followers! Thank you! ❤
Today I like to debut here and introduce you my latest watercolor painting the title is “Night And Day” she is another creature from my “Mystic World Collection” I also wrote a poem to tell her beautiful story.
Night And Day
When the sun rise
she emits powerful rays of sunshine,
joy and merriment
sending warm feelings of love through the light
and a breeze
move the petals of a sunflower sending sunshine to the world.
When is twilight
she brings glowing light from the sky when
her other half is below the horizon
her rays of sunshine become refraction and scattering
she emits rays of love into a universal light
illuminating the Earth until dusk
she blows stars in the wind welcoming the night.
For more of my watercolor paintings and sketches visit my Galleries here and here All my watercolors paintings are available for sale in Limited Edition Art Prints heavyweight matte paper made to order.
This painting “Night And Day” is now available as Limited Edition Art Print size 8×10 you can purchase her on my Blog or on my Etsy Shop “CarolinaRussoArt”
For order or for any more question please contact me ❤
The Season is changing and so the colors in nature we are getting close to the Autumnal equinox 2016, which would be on September 22.
The Fall season will bring us new enjoyable things of different kinds during the transition from Summer to Winter. Here in California I wont feel much that transition which I would love it!
Yesterday I was inspired to paint a Sunflower thinking to the beautiful nature in the wilderness. I wanted to paint in autumnal colors and add some character to the composition.
I painted the sunflower directly with the watercolors without trace it with pencil before. I loved letting the water flow and blend with the colors. This time I also wanted to create a different effect leaving some of the leafs in white and just outline them with the black ink pen, the white leafs are the only thing that I traced in pencil I really like how it turned out and I hope that you do too let me know your impressions! ❤
Today I loved to paint a blue Hummingbird it is such a small and beautiful bird I see them every day just outside the backyard. I love to paint birds it bring so much happiness to see the bird you’re able to paint on paper! Today I am also joining Laura, that each month on the 8th she host the Draw a Bird Day on her beautiful blog at createarteveryday.com
‘Hummingbirds are New World birds that onstitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm range”.Wikipedia
On this page there is my Gallery starting on July 1st to display all my daily paintings for the July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!
SALE: All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints. In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting. Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal contactme to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children ! 15% Proceeds will be donated toThe Dreaming Zebra Foundationto help children ! ❤